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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634719/a-sugarcane-pathogenesis-related-protein-scpr10-plays-a-positive-role-in-defense-responses-under-sporisorium-scitamineum-srmv-sa-and-meja-stresses
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Qiong Peng, Yachun Su, Hui Ling, Waqar Ahmad, Shiwu Gao, Jinlong Guo, Youxiong Que, Liping Xu
A pathogenesis-related gene, ScPR10 , was isolated from sugarcane and its bio-function was characterized, demonstrating that ScPR10 was involved in plant defense responses to Sporisorium scitamineum , SrMV, SA, and MeJA stresses. Plant fungal and viral diseases are the major concerns in sugarcane industry. Many anti-fungal and antivirus components, including pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins, have been identified. The pathogenesis-related protein 10 (PR10) is the dominant group in PR families, involved in the plant defense mechanism...
June 20, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609175/center-for-the-polyurethanes-industry-summary-of-unpublished-industrial-hygiene-studies-related-to-the-evaluation-of-emissions-of-spray-polyurethane-foam-insulation
#2
Richard D Wood
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is used as thermal insulation for residential and commercial buildings. It has many advantages over other forms insulation; however, concerns have been raised related to chemical emissions during and after application. The American Chemistry Council's (ACC's) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has gathered previously unpublished industrial hygiene air sampling studies submitted by member companies that were completed during an eight year period from 2007 to 2014...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603584/acute-calculous-cholecystitis-review-of-current-best-practices
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Carlos Augusto Gomes, Cleber Soares Junior, Salomone Di Saveiro, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Denis Kelly, Camila Couto Gomes, Felipe Couto Gomes, Lívia Dornellas Corrêa, Camila Brandão Alves, Samuel de Fádel Guimarães
Acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) is the most frequent complication of cholelithiasis and represents one-third of all surgical emergency hospital admissions, many aspects of the disease are still a matter of debate. Knowledge of the current evidence may allow the surgical team to develop practical bedside decision-making strategies, aiming at a less demanding procedure and lower frequency of complications. In this regard, recommendations on the diagnosis supported by specific criteria and severity scores are being implemented, to prioritize patients eligible for urgency surgery...
May 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597240/mr-arthrography-of-the-hip-evaluation-of-isotropic-3d-intermediate-weighted-fse-and-hybrid-gre-t1-weighted-sequences
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Giovanni Foti, Antonio Campacci, Michele Conati, Mirko Trentadue, Claudio Zorzi, Giovanni Carbognin
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performance of three-dimensional (3D) intermediate-weighted FSE (IW-3D) and 3D hybrid T1-weighted sequences (Hy-3D) and 2D fast-spin-echo sequences (FSE) in diagnosing chondral and labral lesions at 1.5 Tesla hip MR arthrography (MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained and informed consent was waived. Ninety-two consecutive patients were evaluated. Chondral and labral lesions were retrospectively and independently evaluated by two radiologists...
June 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557527/return-to-play-after-shoulder-instability-surgery-in-national-collegiate-athletic-association-division-i-intercollegiate-football-athletes
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R Judd Robins, Jimmy H Daruwalla, Seth C Gamradt, Eric C McCarty, Jason L Dragoo, Robert E Hancock, Jeffrey A Guy, George A Cotsonis, John W Xerogeanes, Patrick E Greis, Jeffrey M Tuman, James E Tibone, Matthew A Javernick, Eric M Yochem, Stephanie A Boden, Alexis Pilato, Jennifer H Miley
BACKGROUND: Recent attention has focused on the optimal surgical treatment for recurrent shoulder instability in young athletes. Collision athletes are at a higher risk for recurrent instability after surgery. PURPOSE: To evaluate variables affecting return-to-play (RTP) rates in Division I intercollegiate football athletes after shoulder instability surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Invitations to participate were made to select sports medicine programs that care for athletes in Division I football conferences (Pac-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference [SEC], Atlantic Coast Conference [ACC])...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525587/assessing-the-psychedelic-after-glow-in-ayahuasca-users-post-acute-neurometabolic-and-functional-connectivity-changes-are-associated-with-enhanced-mindfulness-capacities
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Frederic Sampedro, Mario de la Fuente Revenga, Marta Valle, Natalia Roberto, Elisabet Domínguez-Clavé, Matilde Elices, Luís Eduardo Luna, José Alexandre S Crippa, Jaime E C Hallak, Draulio B de Araujo, Pablo Friedlander, Steven A Barker, Enrique Álvarez, Joaquim Soler, Juan C Pascual, Amanda Feilding, Jordi Riba
Background: Ayahuasca is a plant tea containing the psychedelic 5-HT2A agonist N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and harmala monoamine-oxidase inhibitors. Acute administration leads to neurophysiological modifications in brain regions of the default mode network (DMN), purportedly through a glutamatergic mechanism. Post-acutely, ayahuasca potentiates mindfulness capacities in volunteers, and induces rapid and sustained antidepressant effects in treatment-resistant patients. However, the mechanisms underlying these fast and maintained effects are poorly understood...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511792/mechanisms-of-hemispheric-lateralization-a-replication-study
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Kim C Wende, Catherine Thiel, Jens Sommer, Frieder M Paulus, Sören Krach, Andreas Jansen
It has been shown, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), that hemispheric lateralization of brain activity depends on the requirements of the cognitive task performed during the processing of a sensory stimulus rather than on the intrinsic characteristics of that stimulus [Stephan et al., 2003, Science 301 (5631): 384-6]. Task-dependent increase in the coupling of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), a region involved in cognitive control, and brain areas in the left prefrontal and right parietal cortex, respectively, regions involved in task execution, was proposed as the mechanism underlying this task-dependency of hemispheric lateralization...
April 22, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450664/report-of-the-annual-scientific-sessions-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-acc-washington-dc
#8
Takafumi Hiro
The 66(th)Annual Scientific Sessions and Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) were held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, from March 17(th)to 19(th), 2017. This meeting offered 23 Late-Breaking Clinical Trial (LBCT) presentations, 17 Featured Clinical Research presentations with and without LBCT, and 2,572 abstracts presented in oral and poster sessions by over 2,000 experts. This report presents the highlights of this meeting, including the opening showcase, several important LBCTs and some international joint symposiums...
April 27, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391561/microbial-fuel-cell-characterisation-and-evaluation-of-lysinibacillus-macroides-mfc02-electrigenic-capability
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Murugan Uma Vanitha, Muthusamy Natarajan, Harikrishnamoorthy Sridhar, Sankaran Umamaheswari
Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is the most prominent research field due to its capability to generate electricity by utilizing the renewable sources. In the present study, Two MFC designs namely, H type-Microbial fuel cell (HT-MFC) and U type-Microbial fuel cell (UT-MFC) were constructed based on standardized H shaped anode and cathode compartment as well as U shaped anode and cathode compartments, respectively. In order to lower the cost for MFC construction, Pencil graphite lead was used as electrode and salt agar as Proton exchange membrane...
May 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382474/selection-and-characterization-of-coal-mine-autochthonous-rhizobia-for-the-inoculation-of-herbaceous-legumes
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Anabel González Hernández, Ginaini Doin de Moura, Renato Leal Binati, Francisco Xavier Inês Nascimento, Diana Morales Londoño, Ana Carolina Peixoto Mamede, Emanuela Pille da Silva, Rafael Dutra de Armas, Admir José Giachini, Márcio José Rossi, Cláudio Roberto Fonsêca Sousa Soares
Coal open pit mining in the South of Santa Catarina state (Brazil) was inappropriately developed, affecting approximately 6.700 ha. Re-vegetation is an alternative for the recovery of these areas. Furthermore, the use of herbaceous legumes inoculated with nitrogen fixing bacteria is motivated due to the difficulty implementing a vegetation cover in these areas, mainly due to low nutrient availability. Therefore, the aim of this work was to evaluate, among 16 autochthonous rhizobia isolated from the coal mining areas, those with the greatest potential to increase growth of the herbaceous legumes Vicia sativa and Calopogonium mucunoides...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324779/frontocingulate-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-late-life-depression
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Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Brian D Boyd, Manus J Donahue, Kimberly Albert, Warren D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Vascular pathology is common in late-life depression (LLD) and may contribute to alterations in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR). In turn, such hemodynamic deficits may adversely affect brain function and clinical course. The goal of this study was to examine whether altered cerebral hemodynamics in depressed elders predicted antidepressant response. METHODS: 21 depressed elders completed cranial 3T MRI, including a pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pcASL) acquisition on both room air and during a hypercapnia challenge...
June 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286245/pacing-as-a-treatment-for-reflex-mediated-vasovagal-situational-or-carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-syncope-a-systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology
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Paul D Varosy, Lin Y Chen, Amy L Miller, Peter A Noseworthy, David J Slotwiner, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVE: To determine, using systematic review of the biomedical literature, whether pacing reduces risk of recurrent syncope and relevant clinical outcomes among adult patients with reflex-mediated syncope. METHODS: MEDLINE (through PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (through October 7, 2015) were searched for randomized trials and observational studies examining pacing and syncope, and the bibliographies of known systematic reviews were also examined...
March 9, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286220/pacing-as-a-treatment-for-reflex-mediated-vasovagal-situational-or-carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-syncope-a-systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology
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Paul D Varosy, Lin Y Chen, Amy L Miller, Peter A Noseworthy, David J Slotwiner, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVE: To determine, using systematic review of the biomedical literature, whether pacing reduces risk of recurrent syncope and relevant clinical outcomes among adult patients with reflex-mediated syncope. METHODS: MEDLINE (through PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (through October 7, 2015) were searched for randomized trials and observational studies examining pacing and syncope, and the bibliographies of known systematic reviews were also examined...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251270/delayed-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-calculous-cholecystitis-is-it-time-for-a-change
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Jonathan B Yuval, Ido Mizrahi, Haggi Mazeh, Daniel J Weiss, Gidon Almogy, Miklosh Bala, Eran Kuchuk, Baha Siam, Natalia Simanovsky, Ahmed Eid, Alon J Pikarsky
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate the advantages and limitations of delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in a tertiary center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients admitted to our institution with acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) between January 2003 and December of 2012 was performed. Data collected included patient demographics and comorbidities, presenting symptoms, laboratory findings, imaging results, length of stay (LOS), time to surgery, and surgical complications...
July 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243459/neurometabolic-abnormalities-in-schizophrenia-and-depression-observed-with-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-at-7-t
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Reggie Taylor, Elizabeth A Osuch, Betsy Schaefer, Nagalingam Rajakumar, Richard W J Neufeld, Jean Théberge, Peter C Williamson
BACKGROUND: Examining neurometabolic abnormalities in critical brain areas in schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD) may help guide future pharmacological interventions including glutamate-modulating treatments. AIMS: To measure metabolite concentrations within the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and thalamus of people with schizophrenia and people with MDD. METHODS: Spectra were acquired from 16 volunteers with schizophrenia, 17 with MDD and 18 healthy controls using magnetic resonance spectroscopy on a 7 Tesla scanner...
January 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002166/the-analgesic-effects-of-5r-6r-6-3-propylthio-1-2-5-thiadiazol-4-yl-1-azabicyclo-3-2-1-octane-on-a-mouse-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#16
Yong-Jie Wang, Zhen-Xing Zuo, Mei Zhang, Zhi-Hui Feng, Min Yan, Xiang-Yao Li
BACKGROUND: Both pharmacologic and genetic approaches have been used to study the involvement of the muscarinic acetylcholine system in the regulation of chronic pain. Previous studies suggest that the M2 and M4 subtypes of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) are important targets for the development of chronic pain. (5R,6R)6-(3-Propylthio-1,2,5-thiadiazol-4-yl)-1-azabicyclo[3.2.1] octane (PTAC) has agonist effects on muscarinic M2 and M4 receptors and antagonist effects on muscarinic M1, M3, and M5 receptors...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978846/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-versus-aortic-cross-clamping-among-patients-with-critical-trauma-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-japan
#17
Toshikazu Abe, Masatoshi Uchida, Isao Nagata, Daizoh Saitoh, Nanako Tamiya
BACKGROUND: Measures of aortic occlusion (AO) for resuscitation in patients with severe torso trauma remain controversial. Our aim was to characterize the current use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) and resuscitative open aortic cross-clamping (ACC), and to evaluate whether REBOA should be an alternative method to resuscitative open ACC. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort study between 2004 and 2013 from a nationwide trauma registry in Japan...
December 15, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935840/a-stress-induced-bias-in-the-reading-of-the-genetic-code-in-escherichia-coli
#18
Adi Oron-Gottesman, Martina Sauert, Isabella Moll, Hanna Engelberg-Kulka
Escherichia coli mazEF is an extensively studied stress-induced toxin-antitoxin (TA) system. The toxin MazF is an endoribonuclease that cleaves RNAs at ACA sites. Thereby, under stress, the induced MazF generates a stress-induced translation machinery (STM), composed of MazF-processed mRNAs and selective ribosomes that specifically translate the processed mRNAs. Here, we further characterized the STM system, finding that MazF cleaves only ACA sites located in the open reading frames of processed mRNAs, while out-of-frame ACAs are resistant...
November 15, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933077/ethylene-is-not-responsible-for-phytochrome-mediated-apical-hook-exaggeration-in-tomato
#19
Miki Takahashi-Asami, Chizuko Shichijo, Seiji Tsurumi, Tohru Hashimoto
The apical hook of tomato seedlings is exaggerated by phytochrome actions, while in other species such as bean, pea and Arabidopsis, the hook is exaggerated by ethylene and opens by phytochrome actions. The present study was aimed to clarify mainly whether ethylene is responsible for the phytochrome-mediated hook exaggeration of tomato seedlings. Dark-grown 5-day-old seedlings were subjected to various ways of ethylene application in the dark as well as under the actions of red (R) or far-red light (FR). The ethylene emitted by seedlings was also quantified relative to hook exaggeration...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928434/adrenalectomy-for-cushing-s-syndrome-do-s-and-don-ts
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REVIEW
D N Paduraru, A Nica, M Carsote, A Valea
Aim. To present specific aspects of adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome (CS) by introducing well established aspects ("do's") and less known aspects ("don'ts"). Material and Method. This is a narrative review. Results. The "do's" for laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) are the following: it represents the "gold standard" for secretor and non-secretor adrenal tumors and the first line therapy for CS with an improvement of cardio-metabolic co-morbidities; the success rate depending on the adequate patients' selection and the surgeon's skills...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
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